Bakersfield Auto Shipping
Bakersfield is a city in Kern County, California, and according to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the population of the city was over 300,000, making it the 11th largest city in the entire state of California and the 58th largest city in the United States. Bakersfield is located directly between Los Angeles and Fresno. It is also the county seat of Kern County.
When the city was first settled in 1860 it was known as Kern Island, despite not being on an island. After 1869 the city was renamed Bakersfield after Colonel Thomas Baker, who arrived during the tail end of the California Gold Rush. It was incorporated as a city in 1873 and in 1874 it became the county seat of Kern County and today, after suffering a devastating earthquake in 1952, has rebuilt itself into a major economic player in the region.
During the summer months, average daily highs in the city reach into the mid-to-upper 90’s during the day, with overnight lows typically dropping down into the low-to-mid 70’s; however, temperatures above 100 degrees are common due to its location in the middle of the California desert. During the winter months, however, average daily highs in the city reach into the mid-to-upper 50’s during the day with overnight lows typically dropping into the low 40’s overnight.
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